By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
Not more than 11 occupants of a commercial vehicle including the driver heading to Lafiya in Nassarawa state from Takakume village in Goronyo local government of Sokoto state on Monday lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident that also left one survivor with multiple injuries.
The only surviving passenger who is said to have been rushed to the General Hospital , Goronyo was receiving medical attention.
Eleven persons were feared dead with one survivor in a ghastly auto crash Monday evening at Kwanar Kawadata, few kilometres outside Goronyo town in Sokoto state.
Reports say the accident occurred at Kwanar Kawadata near Goronyo town involved a brand new Sharon vehicle conveying mostly female passengers from Takakume town in Goronyo local government enroute Lafiya , Nassarawa state.
It was gathered that the driver could not negotiate a sharp bend and eventually lost control as he skid off the road leading to his death and 10 other occupants of the vehicle.
The deceased passengers included seven women and three men from Takakume village while the driver from Lafiya in Nassarawa state.
Contacted on the accident, Sole Administrator of Goronyo local government, Alhaji Zakari Shinaka confirmed that 11 persons were dead in the auto crash.
According to Shinaka who described the incident as unfortunate and sad added ” The driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to negotiate a popular sharp corner near Goronyo town when the accident occurred and they died.
” Already, the deceased were buried according to Islamic rites.”
He cautioned road users to be calm and avoid over speeding while on transit especially with passengers for safe arrival at their respective destinations.
” Drivers should know that human life is important at all times not what they will make in return. You should drive with care at all times especially Ember months”, he stressed.
Shinaka who attended the funeral rites along the Permanent Secretary , Ministry of Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Adamu prayed God to grant the souls of the deceased eternal rest and their families the heart to bear the irreparable loss.